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Tokyo in Turmoil; Japan PM Dumps Cabinet Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Sep 2, 2014, 01:19 AM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is facing a crisis in his cabinet.

Channel NewsAsia reports that, "Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to reshuffle his cabinet on Wednesday (Sep 3) in a bid to re-energise his economic and security agenda after once stellar approval ratings began to wane."

Abe is contending with plunging popularity ratings in his homeland.

According to Channel NewsAsia, "The staunch conservative had enjoyed sky-high public support when he came to power in December 2012 promising to kick-start Japan's sputtering economy. But a series of bruising battles over a consumption tax hike and an unpopular move to water down the pacifist constitution have taken some of the wind out of his sails."

The Japanese economy has stumbled amidst dramatic tax hikes.

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